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System of Mineralogy

System of Mineralogy

Volume 1

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Earth Science

  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108029735

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  • Robert Jameson (1774–1854) was a renowned geologist who held the chair of natural history at Edinburgh from 1804 until his death. A pupil of Gottlob Werner at Freiberg, he was in turn one of Charles Darwin's teachers. Originally a follower of Werner's influential theory of Neptunism to explain the formation of the earth's crust, and an opponent of Hutton and Playfair, he was later won over by the idea that the earth was formed by natural processes over geological time. He was a controversial writer, accused of bias towards those who shared his Wernerian sympathies such as Cuvier, while attacking Playfair, Hutton and Lyell. He built up an enormous collection of geological specimens, which provided the evidence for his System of Mineralogy, first published in 1808 and here reprinted from the second edition of 1816. Volume 1 deals with what Jameson terms 'earthy minerals', including diamonds, rubies and feldspar.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108029735
    • length: 574 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.72kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of works quoted
    System of Oryctognosy
    Part I. Class I: Earthy Minerals:
    1. Diamond family
    2. Zircon family
    3. Ruby family
    4. Schorl family
    5. Garnet family
    6. Quartz family
    7. Pitchstone family
    8. Zeolite family
    9. Azurestone family
    10. Felspar family
    11. Clay family
    12. Clay-slate family
    13. Mica family
    14. Lithomarge family
    15. Soapstone family
    16. Talc family.

  • Author

    Robert Jameson

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